Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Wedding at Meadows Shore by Eva Charles ♥ Book Tour & EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY ♥ (Contemporary Romance)



Meadows Shore is the childhood home of the five Clayton sisters and the six Harrington brothers, the family seat where these irresistible characters gather regularly…or whenever they need the comfort of Portuguese home cooking and the love and wisdom of elder women.

After Sophie Clayton catches her husband in bed with a young intern, she creates a new life for herself as the executive director of a failing domestic violence agency. It’s the perfect job for a woman born to fix everything. A friend’s broken heart, a tattered agency, a flat tire—she’ll roll up her sleeves and make it as good as new. Sophie rarely encounters anything she can’t fix…until she meets the devastatingly handsome and insufferably arrogant, Max Parker. One of Boston’s most eligible bachelors, he’s never without a stunning young woman on his arm and in his bed.

When Sophie’s forced to deal with Max, sparks fly, and somewhere in the crossfire of verbal daggers and clever barbs, she discovers his darkest secret.



A feel-good contemporary romance!

Everything about the story was great, but I especially liked the character of Sophie. She was truly a strong, independent woman, and she was written in such a way that these attributes were evident but I wasn't beaten over the head with them (like I am in some other romance novels).

The evolving relationship between Sophie and Max kept me turning the pages to see how their Happily Ever After would turn out. and it didn't disappoint! They experienced their share of twists and turns, but it was all worth it at the end :)

I was introduced to many wonderful and interesting characters in this book, and I can't wait to read their stories too!

All in all. This is a solid contemporary romance read, and I'm looking forward to more books in this series!

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***


Suddenly she realized what was happening—the moans were coming from her. She needed to stop. This was a bad idea. She knew he was an expert at making women melt. She forced her brain to wrest control from her body, and pulled away.

“Sophie, don’t,” he pleaded.

“I can’t do this.”

He cradled her face in his hands. “Sophie, we’re both adults. This is something we both want. I know you want this—maybe not as bad as I do, but you want it.” He kissed her neck and whispered, “Say it, say it…please say it.”

She looked tortured. If he persisted, he could wear her down. But he didn’t want that. What he wanted was to take her to bed, take her body to new heights, visit places she’d never been before. He wanted to exorcise the painful memory of her ex-husband, snuff out the memory of every man she’d ever been with.

He wanted to enjoy her pleasure, wanted her to enjoy him, with no regrets. If he pressed her now, there’d be regrets in the morning, lots of regrets. Regrets he couldn’t afford, because he meant to have her again. One night with her would never be enough to satisfy him. He didn’t want her forever, didn’t want anyone forever, but he wanted her for a little while. Just a little while.


  


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Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series that chronicles the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.


   

Win an eCopy of A Wedding at Meadows Shore in this Romance Novel Giveaways exclusive! (20 winners!!! Mobi or ePub format)


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137 comments :

  1. What books have most influenced your life?

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    1. Hello Mai! Great question! Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins influenced my love of reading, and stoked my hunger for series at a very early age. Along the way there have been so many other books. My very favorite authors are Doris Kearns Goodwin, Antonia Fraser, Alison Weir, and Robert Starkey, historians who write non-fiction, but they do so in a way that is so vivid it pulls you in to the past. They make Roosevelt's white house, the Tudor Court, and Versailles so real you can imagine yourself be swept across the dance floor by some handsome rogue.

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    2. Hi Mai! We just added an EXCLUSIVE giveaway to this blog post! I hope you'll circle back and enter!

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hi Lisa! You're very welcome, and thank you for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Lisa! We just added an EXCLUSIVE giveaway to this blog post! I hope you'll circle back and enter!

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  3. Thank you for hosting A Wedding at Meadows Shore today and for running both giveaways! I'll be available all day to answer questions from readers, and I have a question for them too: Pink peonies are Sophie Clayton's favorite flower, what's your favorite flower? Remember you can sign up for BOTH giveaways today, good luck!

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  4. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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    1. Shelley, thank you for your kind words, and for stopping by to say hello!

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  5. I appreciate the review!

    --Trix

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  6. Hi Trix, I appreciate the review, too!

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  7. This book sounds like a great romance story. I love stories where the female first doesn't like the male. Sounds really good.

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    1. Hi Peg, thank you! The female definitely does not start out liking the male character. To be honest, at the beginning of the story, I wanted to slap him off the side of the head myself ;)

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  8. Thank you, Rita! I had a lot of fun writing Max and Sophie's story, and I'm hoping readers enjoy it too.

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  9. Than you for sharing! This series sounds wonderful :)

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    1. Thank you! The next book in the series will be available June 1, and the third in the fall. I'm excited to be able to share them with everyone!

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    1. You're very welcome! Good luck with the contest!

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    1. Thanks, Judy! Marianne Nowicki is the artist who did the book covers for the series. She's very talented, and lovely to work with.

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    1. Hi Jane, I'm very partial to Lauren's review myself!

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  13. Thanks for sharing with us the excerpt and for the giveaway.

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    1. Hello Chiara! The giveaway is my pleasure--don't forget there are 2 giveaways going on today. You can sign up for both!

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  14. looks like this is gonna be a good book.

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    1. Thanks, Daryl, I hope readers will enjoy it!

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  15. Really great review, I can't wait to read this one myself! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Victoria, thanks so much for following the blog tour! I'm happy to share, although I did grow very fond of Cole Harrington (Book 2), and I wish I didn't have to share him ;)

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  16. A Wedding at Meadows Shore sounds like an interesting book that I'd like to read.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Ann! Thank you for your interest in reading A Wedding at Meadows Shore. I'm biased, of course, but I think it's a fun summer read, and I hope readers will think so too!

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  17. I loved the excerpt and can't wait to read more! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! Don't forget to enter both contests, we're giving out 20 free books today!

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  18. interesting sounding

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  19. I love the covers of the book. They look like interesting reads. Brittney House

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  20. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and the review. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Totally can't wait to read this book!

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  21. What is the best joke that you have heard recently? Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks entertaining. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  22. The book sounds very intriguing, thank you for the reveal!

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  23. Do you have a book that you've started but not finished? Do you hope to finish it or do you think it's just not a story you're going to tell?

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  24. Reading the synopsis of A Wedding at Meadows Shore had me feeling sorry for Sophie but I quickly saw that she was a strong woman who was willing to fight for a better life and help others. I'd like to read this to find out more about her and her relationship with Max.

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  25. Looks like a great read from the cover.

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  26. thanks for the chance ...awesome giveaway..:)

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  27. How exciting! I love romance novels :)

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  28. sounds like a fun one!

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  29. I love to read especially romance novels.

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  30. What a great review I am most interested in this book, very good, I can't wait

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  31. How do you come up with all the stories and ideas for your books?

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  32. Looks like an interesting book ;)

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  33. I like the synopsis! Always nice to see a woman who is able to pick herself up and start over!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  34. Can't wait to read this book

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the post!

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  36. Thank you for the review.

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  37. Thanks for this chance! Have a great weekend.

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  38. Than you for the giveaway! Have a wonderful weekend. The book sounds like an interesting read

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  39. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  40. I could use an amazon giftcard

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  41. Good night as I head off to bed to read another romance book Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  42. I love romance books.Thanks for the chance to win

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  43. Its probably a huge adjustment for the author going from the city to the woods. but I bet the woods provide more inspiration for writing.

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  44. Thank you! I love discovering new books to read!

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  45. I enjoyed the excerpt-good luck with the book!

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  46. What do you like to do besides write?

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the book!

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  48. how many books do you write in a year.

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  49. looks good. good luck with your books this year. its always nice to read something new

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  50. I just got back from a wedding! Hope this has a good one.

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  51. Good Golly Miss Molly . Where do u get ur inspirations to write? . Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

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  52. The cover designs are so lovely - I always wonder how much of a say an author has in their creation?

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  53. I'm interested in the book. I do have one suggestion. When you have the synopsis and excerpt can you make the font a bit bigger. It's kind of small. Thanks

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  54. thanks for the great giveaway and congrats on the books

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  55. This book looks awesome, thanks for the post and the giveaway!

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  56. Thank you for the great review and awesome giveaway!

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  57. I would LOVE to read this. It sounds really good!

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  58. This looks like a great book that would make good summer pool or beach side reading!
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    Ashley C

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  59. I am looking forward to reading the book,.

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  60. What a great prize - thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  61. Looking forward to reading this one!

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  62. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are among my favorite places to shop.

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  63. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Do you choose your own covers, since you are closer to the characters/storyline, or do you hire someone to do that for you?

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  64. Thank you so much for the opportunity 😊😊

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  65. I love the review.

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  66. Sounds like a great read. I love romance novels.

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  67. This sounds like something I could get really into. I love a good romance.

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  68. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  69. I love all I have read so far, and can't wait to read the book. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  71. I also like to read mystery books.

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  72. This is nice--one comment for 2 giveaways! I am all for efficiency!

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  73. I love to read and always have, this is a great giveaway!

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  74. Looks like a good summer read~

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  75. Thanks for the chance to win big!

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  76. Thank you for this FANtastic giveaway!

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  77. I Live in Ma! Never really been to Western Ma though. What is at the top of your to do list at the moment?

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  78. I will be putting this on my summer reading list.

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  79. I am curious to find out what Max's darkest secret is and if it stops Sophie from having a relationship with him. Thank you for the chances to win the book and an Amazon gift card. Have a wonderful day! =)

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  80. Like the cover and would be interesting read

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  81. Thx for the chance! I love reading and falling into a whole new world!

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  82. I am a hopeless romantic and love romance books!
    Laurie Emerson
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  83. I love a good romance. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. Thanks for writing. #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain

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  85. It's supposed to rain yet again today-I will spend it reading!

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  86. sounds like a good story! thanks for the chance :)

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  87. I haven't read any of your work, but would love to try it. Thanks.

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  88. I love vacation time when I can sit with a great book and be transported to another world.

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  89. I'm looking forward to summer vacation.

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  90. What inspired you to write this?

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  91. sounds like a fun one!

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